I tried sending an email with some ideas. However, there were technical difficulties when I tried to send it. It seemed that the "send" wasn't working. So, here it is.
I think it would be fun and beneficial to post projects that relate to particular areas of art and design. For example, there would be projects for photography, logo design, digital painting, etc. They wouldn't be contests. They would be project ideas that Ucreative members could attempt and post their work to that project forum. Members would be able to critique others' work, along with gaining inspiration from the projects themselves.
Here is an example for the area of graphic design:
You have been hired as a graphic designer to recreate a company logo. The company is in the food and beverages industry and goes by the name of Splash (ficticious company name). The company primarily sells sport drinks. Your client would like you to create the logo in a way that would show their customers that Splash drinks will quench their thirst better than their competitors.
Here is an example for digital painting:
(This would work best in a Wacom or other digital drawing tablet forum)
As a freelance designer and fine artist, you have been hired by the president of the United States to create a digital representation of his oldest daughter. Your client appreciates fine art and is letting you create the digital painting with absolutely no style restrictions.
The projects could be weekly or even monthly. They would help us add to our portfolio and gain skills in the given areas.